A new 2D platformer will be making its way to Switch courtesy of publisher Untold Tales and developer Demagog Studio. The Cub tells the tale of a young boy who, alone on a desolate version of Earth, must escape the clutches of the humans who have long since escaped to Mars.

Its gameplay reminds us a lot of PlayDead's INSIDE (albeit with a slightly rosier aesthetic), with a sharp focus on platforming and avoiding creatures and obstacles. Despite this, developer Demagog Studio states that game takes inspiration from classic SEGA games of the '90s, including The Jungle Book, Aladdin, and The Lion King; chances are it'll be a fairly challenging experience, then.

And how about that trailer music! Beautiful stuff.

Here's a rundown of the game from its official Steam page:

"Challenging platform parkour inspired by classic SEGA games of the 90s - The Jungle Book, Aladdin, Lion King – but with modern twists and ideas. Platform parkour through the remains of humanity. Outwit evolved wildlife and dangerous hybrid flora. Crack environmental puzzles that keep you guessing. And stay one step ahead of the wicked humans who pursuing you in a twisted apocalyptic safari hunt.

After the Great Ecological Catastrophe, the ultrarich flee to Mars and leave the rest to perish. But among them a small child who developed immunity to the hostile planet remains. Decades pass and those on Mars venture back to Earth to do recon. When they spot a small human child, The Cub, they immediately try to capture it. This sets off a journey of escape, exploration and discovery through the urban ruins of humanity coupled with frantic cat and mouse chases.

Explore the ruins of humanity after the Great Ecological Catastrophe wipes out most of the civilization and leaves our remains to be reclaimed by an evolved mother nature. The story and clues of how and why humanity fell are strewn throughout the world. Crumbling brutalist tower blocks and abandoned genetics labs. Depleted chemical mines and overgrown battlefields. Each level has a story to tell.

Accompanying you on the journey is Radio Nostalgia From Mars, a custom soundtrack that’ll crash land into your psyche. Sink into thought-provoking survivor stories from the few ultrarich living on Mars, while a smooth-voiced radio DJ keeps the show moving with a collection of chill apocalypse-wave tunes.

Meticulously drawn and stylized to look like the classic animated films of the late 90s - Atlantis, Tarzan, Road to El Dorado - while also taking a page from Samurai Jack’s creator Genndy Tartakovsky's critically acclaimed series, Primal."

No release date has been confirmed as of yet, but it's looking likely that we'll see The Cub at some point later in 2022.

Will you be diving into this "SEGA inspired" platformer upon its release? Let us know in the comments!

[source store.steampowered.com, via nintendoeverything.com]